Isabel Allen is to succeed Paul Finch as editor of The Architects' Journal. After a first degree in economics she studied architecture at Westminster and South Bank, achieving a distinction. She joined aj as buildings editor in 1996.
Deputy editor Ruth Slavid will take on additional responsibilities in respect of publishing partnership activities including Concrete Quarterly, Steel Design and Brick Bulletin.
Finch is to become editorial director of Emap Construct, aj's publisher, and will continue as publishing director of aj and The Architectural Review.